Man aged 60-79 is latest NI victim of Covid-19 - DoH records 88 new infections in last 24 hours

A man aged between 60 and 79 years-old is the latest Northern Ireland victim of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 3:50 pm

The total number of people in Northern Ireland to have had their deaths recorded as Covid-19 related by the Department of Health (DoH) since the beginning of the pandemic is now 2,141.

The man who sadly passed away in the last 24 hours was from the Mid-Ulster area of Northern Ireland.

The latest data published by the DoH on Friday afternoon also shows 88 new infections were detected in the last 24 hours.

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It takes the total number of positive cases in Northern Ireland over the last seven days and since the beginning of the health crisis to 736 and 119,559 respectively.

The DoH data also showed the smallest of increases in the number of hospital admissions - in the seven days to April 22, 27 patients with Covid-19 were admitted to hospital - there were 26 admissions for the previous seven day period.

Despite this small increase, the number of inpatients with Covid-19 continues to fall - in the seven days to midnight last night there were 64 inpatients - there were 73 inpatients in hospital with Covid-19 over the previous seven day period.

There are currently 108 intensive care unit (ICU) beds in Northern Ireland - seven of which are occupied by patients with Covid-19; 76 by patients with other conditions and 25 remain unoccupied.

There are also 53 ventilators in use across Northern Ireland - three are being used to treat patients with Covid-19 and 50 are being used to treat patients with other conditions.

The hospital bed capacity across Northern Ireland currently stands at 97 per cent.

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The man who sadly passed away in the last 24 hours was from the Mid-Ulster council area.

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